Anne Bootier, 97, originally of Saratoga Springs, NY, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, October 16, 2015. Wife of Harold Lee Bootier Sr. (d. 1993) for 54 years, Anne is survived by her sisters Jean Brooks and Sally Van Orden, and brother Emmanuel “Gus” Agosta Jr. as well as her 5 children; Mary Lamb (husband Frances), Carol Leonard (husband James), Harold “Bud” Bootier Jr. (wife Karen), Karen Akers (husband Paul), and Peter Bootier. She is also survived by her 9 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren in addition to several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her sister Helen O’Connell and her brothers Richard and Louis Agosta.
Harold and Anne retired to Florida in 1980 from upstate New York. In recent years Anne spent a great deal of time working with the children at Emmaus Learning Center in Greenville, Ohio, which she greatly enjoyed.
A prolific knitter, Anne never let her age slow her down, taking up painting at 93 and learning to use an iPad at 95. She faced every challenge with the attitude of “I can try” and she passed that persevering spirit on to her children.
A funeral service will be held at 6:00 P.M. on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at the Brethren Retirement Community Chapel 750 Chestnut Street in Greenville with Pastor Jim Leonard and Pastor John Glenn officiating. The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 6:00 P.M. at the chapel. Burial will be St. Peter’s Cemetery in Saratoga Springs, New York. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Senior Fit Center at the Brethren Retirement Community, 750 Chestnut Street, Greenville, OH 45331. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com